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The Comedy Grotto is a charity fundraising night of laughs in aid of the UNHCR's Syria appeal, and tipped by The Independent and The Sunday Times.
Time Out praises its "consistently excellent line-ups" that have "comedy connoisseurs drooling".
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Lou Sanders surrealist style and high octane stage presence make her a joy to watch. She has appeared on ‘Alan Davies As Yet Untitled’, and starred in ‘Live from the BBC’. Her TV stand-up includes sets on ABC1’s ‘Comedy Up Late’ and ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’. Lou has written for ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Stand Up for the Week’ and ‘Miranda’. 'Utterly delightful and hugely talented... Destined for hugeness' (Time Out) 'When Lou rips a room into hysteria, she really rips it hard' (The Sun) '... an hour of non-stop entertainment with seriously big laughs, wild and free and very, very funny’ (Chortle) '... crazy off-beat surrealism' (The Independent).
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Edward Aczel began performing stand-up comedy in 2005 at the age of 38. By the end of that year he was the runner-up in both the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and in Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol (which was filmed for the extras on Jimmy Carr's 2005 live DVD). He is now a regular headliner on the comedy circuit and by 2014 had performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. 'One of the strangest, and finest, hours of live comedy I'd ever seen' (Zadie Smith, The New Yorker) 'Perhaps Britain's greatest living anti-comedian' (The Guardian) 'Genius anti-comic Aczel is a superb pleasure to watch, and very much a cult in the making' (Time Out).
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Eleanor Tiernan abandoned her civil engineering training to become a stand-up in 2004 – and within her first year appeared on RTE’s The Liffey Laughs and BBC’s One Night Stand. In 2007, she starred in the Edinburgh Fringe play Help!, and made her solo show debut the following year. She then played to more than 120,000 people as the support act for her cousin, Tommy Tiernan, on his Bovinity tour, She also played the ditzy waitress, Emer, on RTE2’s youth-orientated chat show The Cafe. 'The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country' (Irish Times) 'Her laid back delivery and engaging stories are both interesting and unique' (Finhouse Comedy) 'Eleanor Tiernan is far and away the best comic actress I have seen on stage' (Hot Press Ireland).
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Not the late star of British World War 2 classic The Dambusters, but winner of the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2012. '... A smart surrealist...' (The Independent) '... He delivers with the passion of an insane preacher, and there's a keen off-the-wall wit throughout...' (Steve Bennet, Chortle) 'With his enthusiasm and ingenious thinking he has the ability to play with the audiences imaginations, leaving them both pleasantly baffled and amused' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Ben Pope is a stand up and actor. He was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny in 2015 and was president of The Cambridge Footlights and has toured extensively with them, including in the USA in 2014. “Perfectly silly and intelligent in equal measure.” Broadway Baby ***** “Smart and artfully ramshackle.” The List ****
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Lulu Popplewell is a child actor, turned recovering drug addict, turned comedian who wants to peddle her sweet shame to whoever is buying.
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Alex Kealy is a stand-up comedian who mixes political material with self-deprecation and relatable observations. He reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny competition in his first year of performing and is now a "rising star of the British stand-up scene" (The List). He has taken three hours of stand-up to the Edinburgh Fringe, the latest being 2018's A Kealy's Heel - "a storming show" (The Sunday Times) which was met with full rooms and critical acclaim. “This is clever comedy...you’ve done yourself some internal damage from laughing so much” - Shortcom "Well thought out and insightful...extremely funny...a very enjoyable hour of comedy" - Theatre Weekly “Fresh, insightful, and original...a great hour of cerebral stand-up & Alex Kealy is a name to watch” - FringeGuru “A fascinating hour...marvellous stand-up” - The Skinny
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Star Of Kings
- 126 York Way
- Kings Cross
- N1 0AX